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2019 Smart Indiana Economic Education and Financial Literacy Conference

Learn about activities, lessons, and programs for K-12 classrooms

AUDIENCE: Teachers in grades K-12

DATE: June 18 - 19, 2019


LOCATION:Embassy Suites Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center


This Year's (2018) Session Information
2019 Session Information Coming Soon!

Select sessions include...

  • Strategies for Teaching Economic Decision Making in Elementary Grade Levels
  • Economics Lessons from Hamilton: The Musical
  • The Economics of Being "Connected"
  • Be an Einstein of Economics: Learning Via Economic Experimentation in the Classroom
  • Learning, Earning, Saving and Investing: Skills to Thrive and Survive after Graduation
  • Never Too Young to Learn: Strategies for Integrating Personal Finance in Elementary Grade Levels
  • Teaching Money Management in Middle School
  • Human Capital and Productivity Lessons From Builders and Ballers
  • Strategies for Teaching Content Literacy in Economics
  • Stock Market Simulation: A "Free" Program to Introduce Students to Saving and Financial Investing

The Smart Indiana Economic Education and Financial Literacy Conference will feature a diverse selection of professional development workshops on economic and financial education topics suitable for elementary, middle and high school levels. Attendees of the conference will learn about effective teaching methods, best practices, curriculum integration strategies, and instructional resources. In addition to the workshops, outstanding speakers address current economic and financial topics to enable educators to bring these perspectives back to their classrooms.

It does not matter if you have never had a class in economics or personal finance OR you teach AP or dual credit courses, there is a session for you! PLUS! All attendees will receive copies of ready to implement classroom lessons at EVERY Session.

The 2019 Smart Indiana Conference is a must attend for teachers in all grade levels (K-12)! We promise a great experience and opportunities to discover activities that you can use in your classroom.

Featured Conference Sessions:
Conference sessions and workshops provide engaging lessons where you will learn about effective teaching methods, best practices, curriculum integration strategies, and instructional resources.

  • Effective and ways to teach fundamental personal finance and economic concepts
  • Connections across the curriculum including language arts and math lessons
  • Learn how to bring economics and personal finance alive through children’s literature
  • How to use technology to bridge concepts across economic curriculum

What You Get:

  • Free lessons, activities, and materials for your classroom
  • Professional Growth Points
  • Topics aligned with your instructional needs!


Jacob Clifford

Jacob Clifford is a nationally award winning teacher recognized for his engaging approach to teaching. Your students know him from his clever videos that elaborate on a range of economics topics. Visit ACDCLeadership to learn more.


Award Winning Teachers


Learn first hand from these amazing teaches about best practices and how they make economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship come alive in their classrooms!


$mart Indiana is a project of the Indiana Council for Economic Education presented in partnership with the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State.

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"The overwhelming amount of resources and lessons and materials we were provided are amazing. They have reinvigorated my perspective on teaching economics and I am excited to start planning for the upcoming year."

"The number of sessions allowed the exposure to many good topics to take back to our students!”

“A lot of valuable information to use in classroom. I fee much more comfortable teaching Econ and Personal Finance.”

“The amount of resources I am leaving with is fantastic!”